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Help Helen Belcher get elected as MP for Chippenham

There is so much that is fantastic about our great country.

But the Conservative and Labour parties are letting us down.

Brexit has dominated our politics for too long. It's time for it to stop. The only way to do that is to remain as full members of the EU, with our feet under the table, making the laws that affect us. Because of the trade we do in Europe, leaving the EU, whether with or without a deal, means years more of tortuous and divisive negotiations.

Some people accuse me of not believing in Britain, purely because I think we should remain part of the EU.

Let me set out the Britain I believe in:

  • A country which works with other nations, as well as competing economically;
  • A country which cares for the vulnerable, recognising that tragedy can hit any one of us at any time;
  • A country which values opportunity, ensuring that everyone has the education and skills they need to prosper;
  • A country which values individual creativity, not reducing everything to a raw economic value;
  • A country which is fair, allowing everyone access to justice and the right of reply.
  • I am working to be the next MP for the Chippenham constituency because I want to help shape our brighter future.

Helen Belcher for Chippenham

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  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Ed Davey

    Today - Tuesday 19th November - is International Men's Day.

    While women bear the brunt of continuing sexism and discrimination, men can also struggle unfairly because of gender stereotyping. Societal expectations of what a man should be - stoic, emotionally distant, wholly independent - can bring their own pressures for some. Such expectations can contribute to poor mental health and isolation.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019

    "This law needs to change. ITV needs to change."

    "The Liberal Democrats' position in this election and that of our leader is unique: Jo Swinson is the only leader of a national party fighting to stop Brexit.

    "Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn should not be allowed to sidestep debating the issue of Brexit with someone who wants to remain, and ITV should not give them the opportunity to do so.

    "That is why this is an incredibly disappointing verdict. Not just for the Liberal Democrats but also for democracy in this country, and for every Remainer who deserves to have a voice in this debate.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019

    1. To Stop Brexit

    Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote stop the Brexit mess the that Conservatives and Labour have left us in.

    A Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit on day one. Then we'll use the £50 billion Remain Bonus to properly fund our public services and tackle inequality across the country.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Britain just isn't working the way it should be. People feel disillusioned. The old parties have failed to provide find solutions for the problems we face. Britain desperately needs change.

    Johnson and Corbyn want to go backwards. Johnson dreams of empire, and Corbyn wishes it was the 70s.

    But Jo Swinson is planning the future.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    The UK should be leading the world in tackling the climate crisis, but the Tories are failing to address it.

    As part of our 'Plan for a Brighter Future', we will fight the climate crisis with all the ambition and urgency required.

    This is how we'll do it:

    1) Halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2045

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    We need to protect our NHS. Under the Conservative government, it's struggling to cope with severe staff shortages, chronic under-funding and crumbling hospital buildings.

    All of these problems would be made much worse by a Tory or Labour Brexit that would end free movement and make it harder to attract nurses and doctors from the EU.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    I'm sure you've noticed. It's pretty hard not to.

    There's rather a lot of few new faces among our ranks.

    In recent months, the Liberal Democrats have welcomed more and more brilliant, progressive MPs into our ranks. MPs like Chuka Umunna and Luciana Berger have joined us from the Labour Party, while MPs like Sarah Wollaston and Sam Gyimah have joined us from the Conservatives.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Brexit has already taken far longer and cost far more than anyone said it would. But this is just the beginning. New research has uncovered a shocking figure:

    Brexit will slash our economy by £50 billion over the next five years.

    Britain will be £50 billion worse off. That's money taken from our schools, our police and our communities. That's even more families having to use food banks. That's the NHS having to turn people away in their hour of need.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    We have already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last two years.

    Day in, day out, millions of people are affected by mental health issues across the country. But when they ask for help, it's often not available.

    The NHS has been driven to crisis point by chronic underinvestment by the Tories. Their reckless pursuit of Brexit means we have already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last two years.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

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